Category Archives: poverty

one class and another

We have heard a lot about the efforts of William Hodgson to establish Christ Church School in Colne. It’s worth remembering that this was not to be a school for all – it was specifically aimed at the children of what … Continue reading

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logbook #3

  I feel sorry for the small animals at Laneshawbridge village school. Not the current bunch – if they have any – but those in 1932. The headmaster wrote on 13 Sep, “Mr Pelham, school caretaker reports to me an … Continue reading

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benefactors #3

When James Whittaker, a clothier from Church Clough, died around 1653, he left money in his will to provide a yearly dole to most needy poor in Colne. “That the said James Whittaker did in and by his said last Will … Continue reading

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poor law

The end of the 1830s was tough in Colne for working people and those in search of a job. I’ve already mentioned one account of the poverty in the town and this no doubt contributed to the troubles that hit … Continue reading

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